LGAA is pleased to expand our awards program this year so that we can better recognize and honour individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions within Alberta's municipal sector. Our new awards program consists of:
- Municipal Leadership Award (new)
- Municipal Partnership Award (new)
- Life Member Award
- Years of Membership Award (changed)
- Zone Award (new)
Nominate a colleague for an LGAA Award
Nominations for the Municipal Leadership, Municipal Partnership, and Life Member awards for the 2023 year are now closed. Nominations will reopen in early 2024.
1. Municipal Leadership Award
This award is granted to one recipient who is deemed to meet the following criteria:
- The individual is a Regular Member or Life Member in good standing in the current or previous year.
- The individual has made an extraordinary contribution to LGAA, the municipal profession, or one or more municipal governments, which is demonstrated through any of the following acts:
- The individual has demonstrated commitment to foster municipal leadership and excellence through the:
- development of management procedures for LGAA or a municipal government;
- development of programs that have resulted in significant cost savings or efficiencies for LGAA or a municipal government;
- development or implementation of innovations which can be or are a benefit to any municipal government; or
- The individual has made a meaningful contribution to the training and mentorship of municipal administrative professionals in a formal or informal capacity.
- The individual has made a meaningful contribution to the Government of Alberta through the provision of input and advice to provincial leaders on behalf of the municipal sector, or
- The individual's tenure in the municipal sector and collective impact of their leadership and actions may also be taken into account.
Who can nominate someone for the Municipal Leadership Award?
Any person may nominate an individual for the award. The nominator does not need to be a member.
2. Municipal Partnership Award
This award is granted to an individual or organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to the betterment of LGAA or the municipal sector in Alberta. There is no requirement to be a member of LGAA to be eligible for this award.
Who can nominate someone for the Municipal Partnership Award?
Any person may nominate an individual or organization for this award but may not self-nominate themselves or their organization.
3. Life Member Award
This is the highest honour that can be granted to an LGAA member. The Board of Directors may consider any of the following when reviewing a nomination for a Life Member award.
- The degree to which the individual has been actively involved with LGAA during their membership;
- The degree and type of service the individual has provided to LGAA;
- The degree to which the individual has advanced the goals and objectives of LGAA;
- Whether the individual has been a member in good standing for a minimum of ten (10) years;
- The length of time the person has worked in the municipal government sector; or
- Any other information or achievements that the Board deems worthy of consideration.
Who can nominate someone for the Life Member Award?
- Two Regular Members or two Life Members or a combination of both; or
- One member of the LGAA Board.
4. Years of Membership Award
The Years of Membership Award is our way of thanking members for your continued support of LGAA. Starting in 2023, we have changed the eligibility and type of gift that recipients receive so that you have more choice over how your tenure with LGAA is recognized.
The Years of Membership Award is granted to individuals that have been a member of LGAA for ten (10) years and every five (5) year increment thereafter. Recipients will receive a gift card towards their choice of a variety of cultural, arts, sporting, or travel activities, or a contribution towards their future professional development costs. Recipients of the Years of Membership Award are announced at our annual general meeting. The years of membership may be non-consecutive and is tracked by LGAA so nomination is not required.
5. Zone Award
This new award is granted to the LGAA Zone Director that has the highest percentage of members in a zone who attend the fall zone meeting in the previous year. Make sure you attend your fall zone meeting to increase your zone's chance of winning this award and the bragging rights! The date of your fall zone meeting will be listed in the event calendar.